Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

17 Mar

Some of my favorite memories are of Ireland (Irish men, specifically). I lived with a few Irish guys. Besides the constant flirting and entertainment that took place, I received a few lessons from them, included a proper talking to about St. Patrick’s Day. They were frustrated that we Americans say “St.Patty’s Day” instead of “St. Paddy’s Day.” It’s “St. Paddy’s Day” because Paddy is derived from the Irish “Pádraig.”

I was sent (forced by the law) back to America to share this very lesson with you.

According to The Provisional Government of Paddy, Not Patty, “There’s not a sinner in Ireland that would call a Patrick, “Patty.” It’s insulting. It’s really as simple as that.”

So, now that you’ve received your lesson, enjoy some photos I took in Ireland when I wasn’t drinking a pint of the black stuff and/or kissing strangers. I kissed many strangers.

A tomb called Poll na mBrón, which is Irish for "hole of sorrows."                                      The Burren, County Clare

Kinsale, County Cork

Locke's Distillery, County Westmeath 

Sheep and hills and water near Dingle, County Kerry

Rock Of Cashel, County Tipperary

Cliffs of Moher, County Clare


9 Responses to “Happy St. Paddy’s Day!”

  1. Matt March 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    Happy St Paddy’s day!!


  2. Kongo March 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    You hit all my favorite spots in Ireland.


  3. crubin March 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Thanks for the education and the great pics. And thanks for planting Colin Farrell in my brain (my own go to Irish man). Always a bonus to any day. 🙂


  4. Karen March 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    Thank you for sharing your photos…very nice.


  5. Karolina March 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    llooovved ireland, if i could i would move to galway in a heartbeat!


    • La La March 17, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Me too. Let’s keep that in mind. We would be fun 3rd squad roomies haha.


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